Provinsje Fryslân | Province of Fryslân

Name of organisation

Provinsje Fryslân | Province of Fryslân

Province of Friesland


The Netherlands

Type of Organisation

Full Member. Governmental institution

Short note on organisation background

The tasks of the provincial administration can be classified into the following categories:

– Responsible for promotion the prosperity and well-being of its inhabitants in general.

– Responsible for promotion and preservation of the Frisian language and culture, as well as smaller languages/dialects in the province.

– Implementing certain laws and measures issued by the national government, like national laws about language and culture; for example the law of The Use of Frisian Act (‘Wet gebruik Friese taal’).

– Implementing the Framework Convention (entered into force in the Netherlands on 1 June 2005) and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ratified by the Netherlands on 2 May 1996).


Sietske Poepjes, regional minister responsible for Frisian language and culture, Province of Fryslân.


Telephone: + 31 58 292 59 25


Twibaksmerk 52, 8911 KZ  Ljouwert (The Netherlands)

Postal address: P.O. Box 20120, 8900 HM Ljouwert (The Netherlands)

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